Work Underway on Stephens Co. Solar Project

February 21, 2014

Work is underway on a solar panel farm project in Stephens County. United Renewable Energy and SunEdison said they have started construction on a 700 kilowatt power plant in the county. The solar panels are going up on land owned by the Stephens County Development Authority off of Wolf Pit and Turner roads. It is...

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Ga. State Basketball Tournaments Starting This Weekend

February 21, 2014

Play gets underway this weekend in state basketball tournaments. At the AAAA level, the Stephens County Lady Indians will be on the road tonight. As the third seed out of Region 8-AAAA, the Lady Indians will travel to Decatur to visit Columbia High School, the second-seeded team out of Region 6-AAAA. Tip-off is set...

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Ga. School Systems Getting Flexibility on Making Up Lost Days

February 21, 2014

School districts in Georgia will get flexibility to decide whether or not to make up school days from when they were closed due to inclement weather in recent weeks. The State Board of Education passed the resolution Thursday. Under the resolution, local school boards are now authorized to depart from the strict interpretation of...

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Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Wound Care Center

February 21, 2014
Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for Wound Care Center

The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday for Stephens County Hospital’s new Wound Care Center on Falls Road in Toccoa. Hospital Administrator Ed Gambrell said the wound care center will specialize in treating chronic wounds that some patients have. He said such chronic wounds can result from a number...

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Closing Statements Held in Ayers Civil Trial

February 20, 2014

The civil trial over the 2009 shooting death of Lavonia pastor the Rev. Jonathan Ayers in Toccoa is now in the hands of a jury. Closing statements took place Wednesday in front of a packed courtroom in U.S. District Court in Gainesville. During their closing, attorneys for the Rev. Ayers’ widow, Abigail Ayers, called...

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Challenger Announces Run Against Gasaway

February 20, 2014

A Habersham County man will challenge incumbent Dan Gasaway for the 28th District seat in the State House representing Stephens County. Stacy Hall made his candidacy official at a campaign kick-off event in StephensCounty on Tuesday. Hall is currently the Athletics Director at Truett-McConnell College.  He has also worked in sports marketing for a...

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  • November 14, 2014Holiday Tours at Hardman Farm State Historic Site
  • November 14, 2014“12 Angry Men”
  • November 21, 2014Faith over Fear; Women’s Summit
  • November 22, 2014Pittard Clinic is partnered with Toccoa Junior Women’s Club for a coat and food drive
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